Ash Village Fete and Dog Show 2018 Report

This years Ash Parish Council Village Fete was held on Saturday 14 July. The event was organised by the staff and councillors of Ash Parish Council. It was held as usual at the Ash Centre and the adjacent Recreation Ground in Ash Hill Road, Ash.

The weather was very hot, with bright sunshine throughout the afternoon.

The fete was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor of Guildford, Councillor Richard Billington.

The usual open class show with various flower, vegetable, flower arranging, baking and craft classes, took place in the Ash Centre.

The show class winners, together with the second and third placed entries will receive their winning certificates during the Ash in Bloom 2018 awards evening to be held in September.

This year for the first time ever there was a fun dog show organised by the Chimney Farm International Dog Rescue. There were eight classes in all, consisting of, Best Girl Dog, Best Boy Dog, Golden Oldie for dogs over 7 years, Best Puppy for dogs under 12 months, Best Trick, Best Rescue Dog, Best Child Handler and Best Fancy Dressed Dog.

The Radio Frimley Park Outside Broadcast Unit, performed a fantastic job in providing a running commentary and music throughout the afternoon, together with, notwithstanding the heat a children’s dance competition run by Terry Joy. Ash Parish Council would like to thank the team accordingly.

There were many different stalls, stands and displays representing various charities and local groups and organisations from in and around the village. These stalls included the Ash Floral Club, Ash Grange Children’s Centre, Churches Together, the RSPCA Charity Shop, the Phyllis Tuckwell Shop and the Chimney Farm International Dog Rescue to name but a few.

Other attractions included a BBQ run by the Farnborough Rotary Club and of course the beer and wine tent supplied by Ash Parish Council and operated on our behalf by members of the Ash and Blackwater Valley Rotary Club with some of the beer (Tongham TEA) being provided by the Hogs Back Brewery.

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